Nabarun Bhattacharya

Indian writer and poet

Nabarun Bhattacharya (23 June 1948 – 31 July 2014) was an Indian Bengali writer. He was committed to a revolutionary and philosophy.

Nabarun Bhattacharya
Born(1948-06-23)23 June 1948
Baharampur (Berhampur), West Bengal
Died31 July 2014(2014-07-31) (aged 66)
Kolkata, India
Occupationwriter, editor
Notable worksHerbert (1994)
Notable awardsSahitya Akademi Award (Bengali)
RelativesBijon Bhattacharya (father)
Mahashweta Devi (mother)

Bhattacharya was born at Baharampur (Berhampur), West Bengal. He was the only child of actor Bijon Bhattacharya and writer Mahashweta Devi.[1]

He was known for his novel, Herbert (1993), which was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award, and adapted into a movie of the same name in 2005, by Suman Mukhopadhyay.[2]

Bhattacharya died of pancreatic cancer at a hospital in Kolkata on 31 July 2014, aged 66.[3]


  1. Dutt, Kartik Chandra (1999). Who's who of Indian Writers, 1999: A-M. Sahitya Akademi. p. 164. ISBN 978-81-260-0873-5.
  2. Nathan Lee (10 December 2008). "Storm Advisory: Cyclone of a Life on the Horizon". New York Times.
  3. "Radical Bengali writer Nabarun Bhattacharya dies at 66 - IBNLive". Retrieved 2014-07-31.